Category Archives: DIY

Sock Tutorial—Extremely Difficult—Unless You Have A BFA In Costume Tech This Tutorial Might Explode Your Brain

1. Get that pair of tights with the run in them. You know the pair I’m talking about. 2. Cut them. Use scissors, not your teeth. 3. Put them in your pointe bag. 4. Wear when you are getting all … Continue reading

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Pattern-making Know-it-all versus Silly Stretch Lace Dress.

Saw this silly little dress the other day, Sheer stretch lace, tank style bodice, handkerchief-hem skirt. “ooh, fun for ballet class over a leotard and tights!” Right? Pulled it off the rack, held the hanger up to my shoulders, turned … Continue reading

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DIY Cashmere Shrug

Start your new year off right- With a new shrug! For ballet warm-up timez! Totally DIY! So easy! Follow these super easy steps!: -do the laundry -on hot -include a wool sweater Or do it Adult Beginner style and include … Continue reading

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How to ruche your front

Here is a little tutorial on turning a boring and flat leotard into a pretty and way more dancer-like ruched front leotard. How come a ruched front looks totally dancer-like? I don’t know , I don’t make the rules. Ok … Continue reading

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Well ok, here’s a ballet skirt tutorial

Some of you wanted more More MORE after that last post, so, what the heck, here’s a pretty simple way to make a ballet skirt using fabric from another garment, or new fabric. This is not how I made mine, … Continue reading

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Recycle those Ribbons

My old black suede sneakers finally kicked the bucket. Ok really they died a while back but I had actually darned the holes in the suede and wore them all Franken-stitched for a whole ‘nother year because What Is Wrong … Continue reading

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Fake fur, the less annoying way

Gentle Reader, you are probably really busy gearing up for your Snowflakes In July ballet performance right about now, right? So I thought you might enjoy this tip for cutting fake fur: Draw your cutting line on the back of … Continue reading

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